UB's Campus Pantry: Keeping Students Nourished
Anthony Butler, director, Transitions and Community Engagement
No matter who or where we are in life, hunger is hunger, and need is need. UB students, often working a full-time job, taking care of children or elderly parents, and maintaining a busy class schedule, can experience that "do-without" feeling the same as anyone. That's why the University of Baltimore Campus Pantry was created: to assist any member of the UB community who is dealing with food insecurity.
"If our students are hungry, they can't focus on their studies," says Anthony Butler, director of Transitions and Community Engagement and one of the founders of the pantry. The idea, Butler says, is to do something for students "to make life just a little bit easier, so they can focus on their academic success."
Clearly, it's working—the shelves of the pantry space in the Student Center are stocked with donated food and personal-care items, and the community is aware that this important resource exists if and when they need it. A volunteer network ensures that the pantry operates efficiently, while other resources are promoted there for any community member who is having difficulties. Life is life, and need is need. The UB Campus Pantry does its part to make life better, and to take care of that need.
Learn more about the Campus Pantry.